Health Information System (HIS) security standards and guidelines history and content analysis


  • Marcelo Antonio de Carvalho Junior Unifesp
  • Cristina Lúcia Feijó Ortolani Unifesp
  • Ivan Torres Pisa Unifesp


Information Systems, Standards, Computer Security


Objective: This article provides for identification and content study of main standards and guidelines used to support Health Information System (HIS) development. Method: Standards deemed used as reference by SIS developers were list. The different cited standardization organizations’ production was assess for history and content analysis. Cited documents were acquire and its contents automatically extracted for study. We manually listed all references to outer content declared within assessed documents.  Then, we apply different text analysis methods to decompose, link and correlate the content to disclose inner relationships. Results: Document similarity analysis on standards resulted between 5% to 89%.  A total of 440 outer-connections were found. The most influential documents according to Betweeness-Centrality and average-path from these connections were casted. The density found on this graph is 0,6%. Conclusion: This study provided for a better understanding of existing HIS standards.

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Marcelo Antonio de Carvalho Junior, Unifesp

DIS - Unifesp

Cristina Lúcia Feijó Ortolani, Unifesp

DIS Unifesp

Ivan Torres Pisa, Unifesp

DIS Unifesp




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Carvalho Junior, M. A. de, Ortolani, C. L. F., & Pisa, I. T. (2016). Health Information System (HIS) security standards and guidelines history and content analysis. Journal of Health Informatics, 8(3). Recuperado de



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